Post # 1
I have my BA and my grown up lady job right now but I kind of miss school and I think that when I retire, I might go back and get some more degrees, just to have the knowledge, without any specific career plans attached. I have a writing degree and a psych minor and I’d like to maybe go farther in depth with literature studies, or get a full major in psych, or library science, or biology or computers or…anything lol.
I’d love to be a professional student. I don’t want to go back to school right now, though, because right now I’m focusing more on building the career I started; I’d want to be able to be a full time student and still have free time to spend with DH and pursue extra hobbies.
Post # 3
I actually felt exactly that way through my 4th year in college. Now I’m going into my 5th year and then graduate school after that, and I can honestly say I’m insanely burned out. I do have a psych degree, and it’s not the one making me feel this way, so you might not have the same problem. My physiology major is really starting to pull me under though, just in terms of workload. I just can’t believe how much things have turned around since several months ago, when classes got much tougher. If you’re looking to challenge yourself just enough and really enjoy the experience, half-time might be perfect! I found my psych classes to be pretty easy but fun!
Post # 4
If I won the lottery I would totally go back to school and just take courses that sound interesting, not with any hopes of getting a degree or anything, just “ooooh this sounds interesting!” There were so many courses that I wanted to take that just didn’t fit into my schedule or into the courses I needed for my degree, or had too many pre-requisites unrelated to my degree.
Post # 5
I dont think I could manage doing another degree, once was quite enough! But I do want to take some more courses, got my eye on one that starts nexy year x
Post # 6
I would love to study again. It’s just finding the money and time. I would also feel a little selfish because my SO doesn’t have his degree yet.
Post # 7
Yes! I have that “what if..” about a Literature course i did not chose at the time. I really would like to learn a lot more in Literature, Languages, History .. -the opposite of what i really studied – Sciences
Post # 8
You don’t have to hold out until you retire! How about taking a community literature class or joining a book club? Or, Harvard offers free online classes at http://www.extension.harvard.edu/open-learning-initiative
Post # 9
@AlwaysSunny: Interesting!!!!! I’ll check!
Post # 10
I would probably feel that way if I felt like I actually learned all that much in college. I’m generally let down by the content covered in my classes (although there have been a few exceptions). I’m an avid researcher (usually via the internet), and I feel that I’ve learned exponentially more by just researching topics that interest me than I ever learned behind a desk. If you want to learn, I highly suggest doing your own research. A plethora of information is freely available now, and you can tailor your “course” to what interests you most rather than the prescribed content of a college class.
Post # 11
If I had the money, I would go back to school just because I love learning so much. FI tells me I should, but I can’t justify the expense.
Post # 12
I work at a university and just take language classes. I pay about $55 per class. Last year I learned Spanish and this year I’m taking Chinese.
I’m so curious about the word, I spend hours on the internet just reading about different things- Livescience is a fun site, I’m sorry I don’t have any recommendations for literature! I know what you mean though about wanting to learn new things- I just can’t get enough!
Post # 13
Yes! The other day I was telling FI that I’d love to go back to school to learn religious studies. I find religion absolutely fascinating, and would love to learn all about it.
Post # 14
there are several colleges that have onlone classes, lots of podcasts, and there’s always the library. just pick soething you want to learn and diy!